Boston Area Research Initiative

radcliffe/rappaport summer doctoral policy fellowship

Kia Davis, 2011 Summer Doctoral FellowDoctoral students from throughout greater Boston who are interested in a variety of policy-related issues are encouraged to apply to be Radcliffe/Rappaport Summer Doctoral Public Policy Fellows.

Students selected as doctoral fellows receive a $7,000 stipend to work full-time in positions with the City of Boston or in other state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area. Fellows work with their supervisors to develop projects that are of immediate value to practitioners while also furthering their own research. The doctoral students also join the masters’ degree students who are Rappaport Summer Public Policy Fellows for weekly activities.

Eric Schultheis, 2011 Summer Doctoral FellowFellows in both programs can come from a wide range of policy-related fields and have worked on a variety of issues. Current and former fellows have come from such fields as child development, education, engineering, geography, public health, public policy, social policy – have worked on such issues as promoting positive developmental outcomes for adolescents in the state’s juvenile justice system, evaluating the rollout of a new system laid-off workers can use to apply for unemployment benefits, assessing the impact of real-time information programs for transit users; and reducing bicycle-related injuries in Boston. Funding for the doctoral fellowships is provided by Harvard's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Click here for profiles of current and former fellows.

Click here for information on how to apply for the fellowship.

The application deadline for 2014 fellowships is Friday, January 17, 2014